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Year 3: Indigo and Lilac

Year 3


In Year 3 this half term, pupils will focus on the book ‘How the World Works’ which is a non-fiction book about different aspects of the planet that we live on.


In English, pupils will be learning the skill of using subheadings and headings in their writing.  Pupils will have the opportunity to explore the purpose of subheadings and how they can be used to support the text that they are writing.  Pupils will have the opportunity to use this skill independently as they will be writing a biography about our significant individual Charles Francis Richter.


In Maths, pupils will compare different masses and learn to subtract different masses from a total. They will go on to answer one and two step word problem questions including those where they have to find how much more mass there is. Later on in the term, pupils will use bar charts and pictograms to find their answer to other problems.   


In Science, pupils will investigate light and conduct experiments to measure the length of a shadow. They will go on to investigate how some objects needs to be touching each other to create a force before linking this to learning about magnets and magnetic forces. Pupils will also create their own experiment to see how light travels through different objects.


In Music pupils will learn about sound effects and will create their own sound effects for a video game using tuned percussion.  Pupils will have the opportunity to understand musical notation and rhythmic patterns.


In PSHE, pupils will continue their learning about keeping healthy and active.  This half term, they will focus on sleep and how this supports a healthy body and mind.


P.E. for Lilac Class and Indigo class will continue on a Monday afternoon so please ensure that your child comes to school dressed in their PE kit. If you have any questions please do let us know through the school office.